Multnomah County

City gives away '20 is plenty' signs for new speed limit

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- The city handed out hundreds of free yard signs Saturday to raise awareness about the new speed limit in Portland neighborhoods.

The signs read "20 is plenty" to reflect the recent change from 25 mph to 20 on residential streets.

"It's gotten to the point that walking out my door is an inch to 2 inches of getting hit by a car and you won't hear them coming or going if they are quiet, especially electric cars," Rodger Tavarez said as he picked up a sign. 

The Portland Bureau of Transportation said a pedestrian that's hit by a driver going 25 mph is twice as likely to die compared to someone hit at 20 miles per hour. PBOT's website also says 34% of fatal or serious injury crashes between 2006 and 2015 happened on residential streets. 

 


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